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UConn PreMed/Allied Health Spanish Program in Granada, Spain (Faculty-led)

Please note: this program is offered only for spring semester.

The Program

Please note: This program is administered by UConn, but it is not led by a UConn faculty member.

This program is designed for students enrolled in the Pre-Med or Allied-Health major track and the Spanish Studies major. This program will allow students to immerse themselves in the Spanish language and culture during six months while taking several classes at the Modern Language Center of the University of Granada and completing a 240-hour internship at the Hospital de La Inmaculada in Granada under the supervision of Spanish physicians. The classes will be mostly related to Spanish language, culture, and arts with a course on the Spanish HealthCare System taught by a physician at the Hospital de la Inmaculada.

The Academics

Students will take classes at the CLM (Centro de Lenguas Modernas) of the University of Granada from mid-January to the end of March. These classes will be mostly in Spanish: Advanced Grammar, Medical Spanish, Modern Spanish Culture, and Spanish Literature. Students who have successfully performed in their classes will be allowed to shadow physicians and staff at the Hospital de la Inmaculada from April through the end of June, for a total of 240 hours of direct patient contact. Students will join Spanish medical students as they rotate through different clinical specialties in the hospital. All students will be under the supervision of a physician who will meet with them on a regular basis. During the shadowing experience, students will also take a course right at the hospital on the Spanish Healthcare System that will be taught by doctors working at the hospital. Students will do seven rotations at the hospital:

1. Pediatrics
2. Obstetrics and Gynecology
3. Internal Medicine
4. Cardiology
5. Digestive System Surgery
6. Traumatology
7. ICU and Emergency Care

Students will work alongside physicians as they treat patients and will participate in grand rounds and medical seminars. Students will receive academic credit for the shadowing experience.

The Experience

The ancient city of Granada was the heart of the Moorish empire. The center of Granada is over 1000 years old, with narrow cobblestone streets, dozens of small squares or “plazas,” hidden corners and fountains, Arabic architecture, and major monuments, such as the Alhambra. The city has a population of 250,000, and the University itself has about 60,000 students. The great Spanish cities of Sevilla, Malaga and Cordoba are nearby, as is the famous Costa del Sol and the ski resort of the Sierra Nevada. During each semester several excursions are organized to such locations as Valencia, Cordoba and Seville.

You will live with a family in an apartment that is carefully chosen and is only a short distance from the university. You will have a private room, and meals are included. Laundry services will be provided for you, as well as bed linen and towels.

All of the facilities of the University – recreational, athletic, and academic – are available to you. Past students have enjoyed participating in the theater and club sport programs.


Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship
The Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship provides up to $1,500 to support students who are pursuing an internship in an international setting or in an organization deeply engaged in international matters. Undergraduates interested in international relations, international political economy, critical global issues, and international culture and institutions are eligible to apply. Click here for more information.

Please note that this program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Click the link below for this program’s budget sheet and contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Budget Sheets: Spring
The Details

  • Location: Granada, Spain
  • Terms: Spring
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Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 01/10/2018 05/24/2018

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Humanities, Public Health, Sciences
Language of instruction: Spanish Prior language study required: 4 semesters
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 3